CEO and a co-founder of Auror, Phil is responsible for the business and management operations. A reformed lawyer who specialised in intellectual property and privacy law, Phil gave up the corporate dream to become part of a startup seeking to tackle the global problem of crime. He is passionate about helping police and communities work together to prevent crime.
Dislikes: Poor Grammar
A co-founder of Auror, Tom oversees our product direction and marketing strategy. An opportunity to build a global business with purpose proved too compelling for Tom to resist, leaving his role as a Management Consultant to build the business from the ground up. His role ensures our platform best assists our customers solve and prevent crime in real-time.
Superpower: Sense of Urgency
A co-founder, leading our development team, James is responsible for the planning, prioritising and collaboration within the team. Drawing on his invaluable experience from Xero, he oversees the development team in bringing their new software updates and intuitive feature adaptions to our users.
Andrew is our lead salesperson, enabling Auror to achieve its business and revenue goals while also helping our customers prevent & solve crime in their communities. With nearly a decade of SaaS sales experience in New Zealand, Australia and the U.K., Andrew brings a diverse background in fitness and technology startups to his role.
Becky is the amazing glue that helps bind our community together, working with the rest of our Customer Success team to help users collaborate to get the most our of the Auror platform and fight crime better. With a background in PR, social media and brand representation, she’s a keen communicator and social savant.
Ellen is responsible for user happiness at Auror. It is her mission to keep our community of users happy and engaged, driving crime prevention in their community. She coordinates support and training for our users, empowering them with understanding about how to best harness the potential of our platform for crime prevention. She also provides user communications to keep them in the loop with the latest crime tips and trends, using our intel to best equip our users for prevention on the job.
James is a software developer, solving complicated programming and development problems, to ensure the platform is performing at its best. With a focus on high-level performance, he works to reduce resources required in the crime fighting journey for retailers, making it easier and more convenient to report crime.
Superpower: Level Headedness
Kevin is responsible for telling the company’s story to the world. He draws on more than a decade of public relations experience working in the technology sector in New Zealand and the United States, particularly with innovation and growth companies. At Auror his role encompasses all marketing, PR and communications activity.
Likes: Chips on the side
Dislikes: Bad gramar
Lucas Chan Andreassend
Lucas underpins our Customer Success team at Auror, using his analytical and technical skills to help us find ways to assist our users to better use the platform and prevent more crime. A recent graduate of Auckland University of Technology, Lucas brings a unique blend of technical nous and customer service to his work.
Dislikes: Low-resolution monitors
Matheus is an experienced craftsman of all things visual, on mobile, web and desktop. A Full-stack Designer with an entrepreneurial streak, he designs and implements pleasing applications, diligently improving usability and user experience.
Nima brings more than 14 years of experience in software development to the Auror team. Prior to Auror, he was part of the product team at Xero where he worked primarily in front end development. His focus is on software architecture and next-generation applications that help make the Auror platform even more stable.
Superpower: Problem Analysis
Nitika is the queen of all visual content for Auror, helping to tell our story across print, web, and other design challenges in a compelling and interesting way. Drawing on her background in graphic design, photography and prior agency roles, Nitika ensures our Auror content is picture-perfect anywhere it’s seen.
Superpower: Visual Thinking
Likes: Hot Chocolate
Dislikes: The spinning Apple colour wheel
Sara works as the bridge between the product and development teams at Auror, transforming user needs into project specifications and ensuring that these needs are met. With a background as a Project Manager and entrepreneur, she’s a prioritisation ninja, making sure that our development team is focused on the right tasks.
Likes: Getting things done
Danny is a Managing Partner of Reinventure. His experience supporting disruptive businesses with data plays, means he’s right at home supporting the Auror team in their crime fighting efforts. A background in corporate finance and an innovative mindset has led Danny to be a lover of all things disruptive, interesting and unique.
Andrew is an experienced executive, chairman and company director and serves on a number of boards. He is helping us to hit the ground running in the Australian market.
Geoff is an independent director and advisor, specialising in the Hi-Tech sector. His previous executive roles include the New Zealand CEO of Microsoft and Cisco Systems.
Ken Lay is a former Australian police officer and Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police. His extensive background in law enforcement guides Auror’s approach to developing partnerships with Police, and provides invaluable insight and guidance to support Auror’s market entry in Australia.
Kirsti is the CEO and Co-Founder of Populate, a collaborative headcount planning and team insights platform that helps companies manage their growth, talent and culture. In her role as an advisor to Auror, Kirsti is developing our people processes to help our team find and retain the talent we need to scale and fight crime around the world.